Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Climate Change

MTC Report Shows Dismal Future for Transit Operators

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Image: MTC The 2009 Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Annual Report paints a sobering picture of funding crises at nearly every Bay Area Transit operator — crises we’ve covered extensively on Streetsblog — and sums up the situation bluntly: "There is no way to sugarcoat it: These are difficult, daunting days for public transit in the […]

Study: Clean-Car Subsidies Alone Can’t Meet White House’s Climate Goals

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Government subsidies for hybrid and electric cars, while "politically seductive," will fail to achieve the Obama administration’s national pollution-reduction goals if they are not coupled with a significant increase in fuel prices, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers. (Photo: Pop and Politics) The team at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International […]

Texas Oil Companies Fund Measure to Repeal CA Climate Law

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Air pollution over the Inland Empire. Photo: DanDC/Flickr (Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories by Streetsblog LA Editor Damien Newton on efforts to delay implementation of California’s groundbreaking climate legislation.) In 2006, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed, Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), a landmark law that requires the […]

Could a New Kind of Fuel Tax Help Break the Senate Climate Deadlock?

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Even before the Senate environment panel pushed through a GOP protest to approve its climate change bill, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and John Kerry (D-MA) were working behind the scenes on a so-called "tripartisan" plan that can win enough votes in Congress’ upper chamber to make nationwide emissions cuts a reality. (from […]